Koli Calling

International Conference on Computing Education Research


Call for Papers:
Koli National Park, Finland, November 17th - November 20th, 2011
Koli Calling is one of the leading international conferences dedicated to the exchange of research and practice relevant to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Education Research in the Computing disciplines. Koli Calling aims to publish high quality research that combines teaching and learning experiences with solid, theoretically anchored research. The conference is held in the inspiring surroundings of the Koli National Park in Eastern Finland, an hour's drive north of the city of Joensuu. The 2011 conference is organized by Aalto University in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, USA and the University of Eastern Finland. CONFERENCE FORMAT Koli Calling is a single track conference with research, practice and systems presentations as well as keynote speeches. The conference language is English. The conference is known for its moderate size, intimate atmosphere, and lively discussions, consequently a limited number of submissions will be accepted. Last year approximately fifty participants from ten countries on three continents attended the conference. TOPICS Original submissions in all areas related to the conference theme are invited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: + Computing education research: methodologies and results
+ Educational technology, software, and tools + Use of technology to support education in computing and related sciences + Tools for visualization or concretization + Teaching innovations, best practices, experience, assessment development and case studies in Computing Education + Distance education, virtual and open universities in computing SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
+ Research Paper [8-10 pages]. Unpublished, original, theoretically anchored research related to the conference theme. Papers will be of high quality and present novel arguments, syntheses, results, methods or tools. Research papers are mainly evaluated by the relevance and quality of the research. + Systems Papers [4-8 pages]. Koli will include a "systems and tools showcase" as a way to recognise the significant contribution that system implementers make to computing education research. Accepted systems papers will describe the rationale behind the system, its development, and the effectiveness of the tool in the context of CS education. The program committee will also select one of accepted systems to receive the Koli Calling Educational Tool Award at the conference. See http://verkkoopetus.cs.utu.fi/koli/ for links to previous Koli systems papers., can be accessed at the conference website. + Discussion Paper [4-6 pages]. Unpublished, original work in progress, or dissemination and discussion of new ideas in Computing Education Research. Discussion papers should clearly indicate the issue that the author aims to discuss, as well as discussion questions and a mechanism to promote a debate among the conference participants. A discussion paper is evaluated by its anticipated impact on discussions during the conference. At least half the presentation time allocated to a discussion paper should be used for a public discussion. + Poster/demo [2 page abstract]. Interactive presentation of emerging ideas for research, teaching practice, or tools can be presented as posters or demonstrations. Submissions are evaluated based on their originality and the possible future contribution to the field of Computing Education. In addition to the abstract and live tool demo on site, we strongly encourage the author(s) to prepare a max. 3 minutes screencast (a short video) to be presented for the audience before the demo session as well as to be included in the conference website.
Additionally, there will be two workshops [see separate links on conference website]
+ A Doctoral Consortium for PhD students studying computing education + "Teaching computing at school and training computing teachers", a workshop on secondary computing education and the training of secondary computing teachers. REVIEW PROCESS AND PUBLICATION To ensure selection of high quality contributions, submissions for the Research, System, and Discussion Paper categories are reviewed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. Demo and Poster abstracts are reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. The Koli Calling Program Committee takes pride in considering submissions thoroughly and providing constructive feedback. The review process is double-blind, so submitted papers should be anonymized. All accepted contributions will be available as an electronic pre-proceedings prior to the conference. The papers from the conference will be indexed and available through the ACM Digital Library. Authors of selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a the ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE). Extended papers will undergo additional reviewing before they are accepted for publication in TOCE. IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: Papers due: June 15th Notification of Acceptance: September 1 Submission of revised manuscripts: October 1st Early Registration deadline: October 15th Conference: November 17th (evening) - November 20th (lunch-time) SUBMISSION INFORMATION Please follow the instructions on the conference web page, http://www.cs.joensuu.fi/kolistelut/. CONFERENCE CHAIRS Robert McCartney, University of Connecticut, USA Ari Korhonen, Aalto University, Finland PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Moti Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Anders Berglund, Uppsala University, Sweden Michael E. Caspersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark Valentina Dagiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania Mikko-Jussi Laakso, University of Turku Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland Mike Joy, University of Warwick, UK Päivi Kinnunen, University of Eastern Finland Maria Knobelsdorf, University of Potsdam Raymond Lister, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Lauri Malmi, Aalto University, Finland Arnold Pears, Uppsala University, Sweden Guido Rößling, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland Carsten Schulte, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Judy Sheard, Monash University, Australia Simon, University of Newcastle, Australia Jarkko Suhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland Erkki Sutinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland MORE INFORMATION See conference web site http://www.cs.joensuu.fi/kolistelut/ or contact Ari Korhonen and Robert McCartney

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